Homemade Blueberry Jam In Five Minutes

Did you know that you can whip up a batch of homemade blueberry jam in five minutes? Well neither did I. A few weeks ago while shopping for canning jars I ran across a product labeled Sugar Free Freezer Jam Pectin. Several months ago I had changed my diet and I now no longer ... {continue reading}

Harvesting Lavender

For many years I had dreamed of the day when I could walk out to my own little herb garden to harvest my very own lavender.  I would envision myself harvesting lavender, filling baskets and baskets full of this sweetly aromatic herb. While thumbing through a magazine one day ... {continue reading}

Chalk Painting a Milk Jug

CHALK PAINTING A MILK JUG I have had an old Kalamazoo milk jug hiding in my cabinet for years that needed a face lift. Finally I came up with the idea of chalk painting a milk jug! I have seen so many Mason jars painted that look so nice in a farmhouse kitchen so I knew I ... {continue reading}

Easy to Make Sign

Here, my friends, is my version of an easy to make sign. I made it especially to hang over our bed. It reminds me of a favourite old Randy Travis song, "Forever and Ever, Amen." here. Here is how to created this easy to make sign: Begin by removing the glass in an old picture ... {continue reading}

Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May

Robert Herrick 1591-1674-Gather Ye Rosebuds while ye may, Old Time is still a-flying; And this same flower that smiles today Tomorrow will be dying. The glorious lamp of heaven, the sun, The higher he's a-getting, The sooner will his race be run, And nearer he's to setting. Oh ... {continue reading}

Happy 4th of July

Happy Canada Day and Happy 4th of July to my U.S.  Friends! ... {continue reading}

A Gift of Patons Kroy Sock Yarn

A few weeks ago I was contacted via email from Tiffany a Yarn Canada representative asking if I would like to receive a gift of Patons Kroy Sock yarn. I thought surely that there must be a catch, but there wasn't! Next I was directed to their site here. I fell in love with ... {continue reading}

Hooped Embroidery Art

Hello Friends!  Lately I have been indulging myself in something that I haven't done in a long time-spending hours in the sewing room. My latest passion is hooped embroidery art. I have seen so many creative designs that I would love to copy. However, since I have a machine that ... {continue reading}

Winter Wonderland With the Grandchildren

On Sunday December 13th my son arrived with his three youngest children to spend the Christmas holiday season with us and my goodness have we ever been having the fun! Every day Conner, Lexy, Camden and their Dad are on some sort of an outdoor adventure. Today the temperature ... {continue reading}

The Christmas Hot Chocolate Station

After finding out today that my oldest son will be arriving next week with three of our grandchildren  to spend the holiday with us I knew a hot chocolate station was definitely in order! I made a quick trip down to my storage room to find an old galvanized dish drainer base ... {continue reading}